By Roger Kahn
Roger Kahn’s first significant league hit, the men OF summer season, used to be his runaway bestseller that immortalized the Fifties Brooklyn Dodgers. Now Kahn does a similar for avid gamers whose second within the solar has no longer but arrived.
GOOD adequate TO DREAM is the tale of Kahn’s yr as proprietor of the category A, very minor league, Utica Blue Sox. lots of the Blue Sox by no means made it to the majors, yet all of them shared the dream that hyperlinks the small baby within the sandlot with the megastar who has simply smacked one out of the stadium. this can be a examine baseball unadorned, a video game nonetheless candy adequate to entice grown males to leagues the place top notch transportation was once an old style bus and the infield was once more likely to be the consistency of thick soup. it's a humorous and poignant tale of 1 season, and one designated group, that might make us hesitate sooner than we ever name something “bush league” again.
Praise for Roger Kahn:
"As a child, I enjoyed activities first and writing moment, and enjoyed every little thing Roger Kahn wrote. As an grownup, i admire writing first and activities moment, and love Roger Kahn even more." —Pulitzer Prize winner, David Maraniss
"He can epitomize a participant with a unmarried swing of the pen." —TIME journal
"Roger Kahn is the easiest baseball author within the business." —Stephen Jay Gould, big apple evaluate of Books
"Kahn has the virtually unfair present of straightforward, sleek writing." —BOSTON bring in
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